The Guardian & The Telegraph

Theatre News from The Guardian & The Telegraphic newspapers in the U.K.

Serving the cucumber sandwiches in a future Britain, Tara Arts and Two Gents present Oscar Wilde’s classic as an urgent tale of migrant survival – with only two actors Ayesha...
Almeida, London Liberal Americans slug it out in Anne Washburn’s sprawling play that unpicks the messy demise of democracy Anne Washburn’s new play does something you rarely see in the...
Theatre Royal Haymarket, LondonAmid the delightful comic dialogue, some of the musical numbers can feel like padding The smooth transition from dialogue to songs in musicals is the genre’s toughest...
Southwark Playhouse, LondonJames Saunders’ impeccably performed 70s piece takes on big issues as two couples swap partners and explore the poetry of pain Dedicated to retrieving forgotten plays, Two’s Company...
Arts Council England report says progress is slow and Michael Buffong wants to know why Talented black actors, writers and artists are sill being kept out of the arts because...
Almeida, London Liberal Americans slug it out in Anne Washburn’s sprawling play that unpicks the messy demise of democracy Anne Washburn’s new play does something you rarely see in the...
Theatre Royal Haymarket, LondonAmid the delightful comic dialogue, some of the musical numbers can feel like padding The smooth transition from dialogue to songs in musicals is the genre’s toughest...
Southwark Playhouse, LondonJames Saunders’ impeccably performed 70s piece takes on big issues as two couples swap partners and explore the poetry of pain Dedicated to retrieving forgotten plays, Two’s Company...
Southwark Playhouse, LondonGood puppetry lends rich humanity to the central character of this subtle if controversial production about a boy set to leave home for a residential school Plenty of...
Ustinov Studio, Bath Tanya Barfield’s 2006 play about a man meeting his ancestors asks: am I ever black or white enough? Tracing four generations backwards from 1995, Tanya Barfield’s 2006...
Theatre gala organisers apologise for ‘serious error’ in leaving the influential director out of this year’s In Memoriam segment Organisers of the Olivier awards have said they will rename future...
Guardian photographer David Levene was backstage at Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, south-west London Continue reading...
Highlights from the speeches given by Bryan Cranston, Jez Butterworth, Sheila Atim and others at the 2018 Oliviers Revolutionary musical Hamilton takes home seven Olivier awards Bryan Cranston (best actor,...
London’s Royal Albert Hall hosts the UK’s most prestigious theatre awards Revolutionary musical Hamilton takes home seven Olivier awards Continue reading...
Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, the National Theatre and Bryan Cranston also come up trumps Hamilton, the stage juggernaut that is arguably the most popular and influential musical for a generation,...